How to Deal with Rat Droppings in Your Attic Insulation

So, you’ve found rat droppings in your attic. What do you do now? The first thing to remember is not to panic. We know it can be easy to freak out when you know there might be rodents running around your home. However, keeping calm will put you in the right mindset to take care of the pests in a safe and logical way.

Remember, if you see droppings, this doesn’t necessarily mean you currently have rats. It’s possible they’ve moved on to another location or just use your home as a winter timeshare to stay warm. To get a better idea of what you’re working with, you’ll want to do an inspection. Fortunately, Critter Control® of Fort Worth offers free professional home inspections, after which we can tell you if your home is currently being invaded and create an effective action plan.

Health Risks

Regardless of the presence of animals, their droppings are known to host bacterial and viral diseases like Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, so we always urge you to use a professional for removal and cleanup. Any insulation that has been in contact with droppings or urine will need to be removed in order to ensure home safety.

In addition to taking care of removal and cleanup, you’ll likely need to seal any access points the rats may have used. As unlikely as it may seem to many homeowners, any openings bigger than half of an inch leaves you susceptible to another intrusion. So, be sure not to overlook small details simply because they seem unlikely to pose a potential problem.

Partnering with a Professional

At Critter Control® of Ft Worth, our technicians are skillfully trained in dealing with rat droppings in your attic as well as any removal needed. Call us today at 469-805-6267 to set up your free consultation and get started restoring your attic to its pre-pest condition.